Math for K-8 Teachers: Number Operations
Investigate strategies for proficiency in number operations, computing fluency, computing with fractions, and computing with decimals. Practice problem solving using number operations to make real-world connections.
(20 credit hours)
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- Identify concrete and visual models for addition and subtraction.
- Identify concrete and visual models for multiplication and division.
- Identify technology resources for modeling whole number operations.
- Describe ways to use contextual and concrete models for problem solving.
- Demonstrate understanding of mental math strategies to build computational fluency.
- Define estimation strategies for computation.
- Identify strategies for students to show they can communicate mathematical ideas.
- Demonstrate the ability to encourage flexibility in strategies used for problem solving.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the progression of fractions and best practices for teaching fractions with older students.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to model and represent addition and subtraction of fractions.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to model and represent multiplication and division of fractions.
- Develop lessons that will promote understanding of fraction operations.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to represent decimal addition and subtraction.
- Develop activities that will promote understanding of proportional reasoning.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how multiplication and division relate to ratios and rates.
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Reflection/Dialogue Exercises (4) – Participants reflect on course content, strategy implementation, and their personal learning experiences.